Top Stories of the Week – April 7, 2012

14 million new IPTV subscriptions in China

The number of IPTV users reached 14 million in China last January, according to statistics from China’s Ministry of Industry and Information Technology. China began building IPTV infrastructure in 2004, when China Telecom and the Shanghai Media Group put IPTV in commercial operation in Guangdong, Shanghai and other major cities. In the same year, China Netcom also opened IPTV commercial system in Heilongjiang and Liaoning provinces. The Ministry of Industry has said that the number of IPTV users has reached 14 million, and users of mobile TV has reached over 52 million, according to media reports.

NetTalk makes it possible to keep your phone number

NetTalk Duo's number-portability feature transfers your landline number to the company's low-cost VoIP service with ease. NetTalk is one of the few VoIP services that port your existing number to an inexpensive Internet-phone account. Try visiting the NetTalk porting page to determine whether your current number is portable. If it is, you can submit a Number Porting Authorization when you complete your purchase order or afterward by signing into your NetTalk account.

New York Citygets live iPad IPTV of broadcast channels with Aereo

Wanting to watch TV on your iPad? There are a number of hardware-supported options from companies like Elgato, and most pay TV subscription services (Time Warner Cable, Comcast, DirecTV, RCN, Dish Network and such) have figured out a way to move some of the programming you are paying for from the big screen to the small.

Waiting a day or so, of course, means that prime-time programming on Hulu Plus and Netflix can give you most TV programming; but you don’t have local news, sports and talk. Even single channels, brands or sports leagues such as ESPN and NBA Courtside are getting into the action — but getting live access means expensive subscription fees, being an existing cable/satellite customer, or both.

Latest smartphones: Lumia 900 best Windows 8 phone yet

Nokia's new Lumia 900 is showcased after a news conference during the Mobile World Congress in Barcelona last February. The Lumia is one of the best of the new smartphones not only among Windows 8 offerings but also among similarly priced Android smartphones. At $100, who would have thought that a Windows Phone and one from Nokia, would be one of the best alternatives to Apple’s iPhone that you’ll ever come across.

Lumia 900 sports a bigger screen, faster 4G LTE speeds, and with the combined marketing muscle of AT&T, Nokia, and Microsoft, it would be a good alternative to the more expensive leading smartphones

Success in IP Telephony promotes Structured to gold status in ShoreTel’s Champion Partner Program

Structured, a leading information technology and systems integrator of secure and scalable IT solutions and services, recently announced it has earned the new gold status designation in ShoreTel’s Champion Partner Program for giving cost-effective IP telephony solutions as part of a secure VoIP.

Structured has been partnering with ShoreTel since 2002 and has consistently earned the highest partner level for the last five years or so.

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